Robert spend his early childhood on a planet belonging to the Empire. He escaped from that place with his younger brother immediately after an untimely death of their mother. Shortly after, he came to live in the Orphanage where his interest in piloting ships awoke. His rebellious and defiant nature prevented him from staying in a single place for long. For a few years after his escape from the Orphanage he was working in many places and recently he was able to get hired as a pilot on one of the freighters.